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What are the details of the new Sustainable Travel Zone proposals that were announced on 25 August?

On 25 August, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) announced revisions to its Making Connections scheme, which includes a road charge in the form of a Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone. Details of the amended package of measures can be found in the Keeping Greater Cambridge Moving brochure published by the GCP. Full details, including an Outline …

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Alliance says new Sustainable Travel Zone proposals are a good start, but warns more revenue is needed for sustainable transport

Initial statement on the revised Making Connections proposals The Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) is pleased that the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has continued to refine the Making Connections proposals and is glad that a revised package of measures has now been announced. We welcome the fact that the GCP has listened to the concerns raised …

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Responding to consultation feedback without reducing funding for sustainable transport

Download the CSTA’s 28 June briefing. The full transformation of bus services and improvements to active travel proposed in Making Connections 2022 are urgently needed. They are supported by at least 70% of consultees and cannot be achieved if the funding generated by the road charge reduces much below the consultation proposal level (£75 million …

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We believe a separate consultation would not be required to alter the hours of operation of the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ)

We believe, based on the relevant legal principles, that a separate consultation would not be required to alter the hours of operation of the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) so that the road charge applies 7 days a week. We set out our argument below: There is no general legal duty on the GCP (or …

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GCP puts forward three potential alternatives to the original Sustainable Travel Zone road charge proposal

The agenda packs for the 26 June and 29 June GCP Committee Meetings suggest potential alternatives to the original Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) road charge proposal, drawn up in response to the findings of the Making Connections consultation survey.  Three ‘illustrative scenarios’ are put forward as a basis for further discussion (see p.111 of the …

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Travel alliance welcomes major expansion of electric bus fleet in Cambridgeshire

The Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) was delighted to attend the launch today of Cambridge’s 30 new electric buses at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. We congratulate Stagecoach, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority on their joint achievement.  The CSTA believes that transport should be fit for the future. …

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What are the next steps for the Sustainable Travel Zone proposals?

PLEASE NOTE: some details are still uncertain and the following timeline includes some assumptions based on publicly-available information. It will be updated as more information becomes available. The consultation on the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s Making Connections proposals, which include a Sustainable Travel Zone for Cambridge, closed on 23 December 2022.  The GCP is now …

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Congestion metering, congestion charging and peak-time congestion control points: a quick history of road pricing proposals in Cambridgeshire

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live blog, which we will update regularly as we receive new information. Please get in touch if you think there’s anything we should add. Previous road charging plans haven’t featured heavily in recent discussions about the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s Making Connections proposals, so it might come as a surprise …

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